Lie Merchantsby James Viser
LIE MERCHANTS is an electrifying action-thriller set in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. After reading LIE MERCHANTS, you will never look at the world the same way again. LIE MERCHANTS will turbo-charge your e-reading experience, compelling you to turn the pages as fast as you can to the surprise ending that guaranteed you will NOT guess! It's… See more details below
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LIE MERCHANTS is an electrifying action-thriller set in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. After reading LIE MERCHANTS, you will never look at the world the same way again. LIE MERCHANTS will turbo-charge your e-reading experience, compelling you to turn the pages as fast as you can to the surprise ending that guaranteed you will NOT guess! It's not just a great book, it is a warning!
In LIE MERCHANTS, real estate executive Tom Worth is shoved off his executive perch and thrust into a fringe world of extremists, finding himself at the epicenter of a plot to strike America's heartland. Only Tom, FBI agent Susan Black and the Centennial State Volunteers stand against America's enemies, both foreign and domestic.
The LIE MERCHANTS storyline takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride from Castle Pines, to Colorado Springs, Denver, Taos, Afghanistan, Dubai, Washington DC, Mazatlan and Zurich.
BE PREPARED, this book grabs you from the first chapter and then never lets you go, confronting the reader with controversy from the start. If you can handle the action, you WILL be entertained.
The author develops his characters very well: FBI agents, a brilliant and disciplined drug cartel chief, a mysterious undercover FBI agent, a jihadist sheik, a Sufi disciple, two Afghani brothers, the Taliban -- all coming together in an unexpected and dramatic finale!
Meet the Author
James Viser was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1988 with a B.S. in International Management and a minor in Economics.
After college, James went to work as an analyst with the international oil and gas giant Amoco, which was subsequently acquired by BP. While working for Amoco, he earned an MBA - Finance from the University of Denver, attending classes during nights and weekends. James is currently a management consultant to the international oil and gas industry, working with senior executives on strategy, investor relations, financial analysis and planning, valuation, media, communications and advertising.
Before joining his current firm, James worked for an independent oil and gas company, raised venture capital as the Chief Financial Officer of an Internet start-up and opened (and then closed) his own business. He also served as an elected delegate for Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign up to the Colorado State Democratic Convention. After being a life-long "Blue Dog" Democrat, James changed his political affiliation to "Unaffiliated," or Independent. James brings his diverse experiences in business, politics, comparative religion and spirituality into his work, creating a unique and page-turning reading experience.
Current projects include AGENTS OF MAYA, the sequel to LIE MERCHANTS, and ICARUS.
James lives with his wife and two children in Denver, Colorado.
Influences include Ernest Hemingway, Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz, Paulo Coelho and Torkom Saraydarian.
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Hopel they make this book into a movie,....loads of action. Great characters
I hated putting this book down. It was gripping and entertaining.
Lie Merchants. They Are Here. Lie Merchants is a real thriller, a page turner that holds your attention to the very end. It is suspenseful and close to the reality of what is happening with jihadism and the Mexican drug cartels. Also, there is an analysis of how the jihadists in the USA obtained funds through using mortgage fund. (The author must have had some inside information about this. ) I live in central Arizona and am informed as to the seriousness of what is happening on the Mexican border and how this war with the Mexican drug cartels is affecting Arizona. The author makes no exaggerations. As someone who works in Indian Country it is appalling how the drug cartels are corrupting the Native American youth. The Tohono O'Odham tribe is located on the Mexican border. The drug cartels pay Native teenagers $500 for helping smuggle a person across the border, and $1,000 for carrying drugs across the border. This is unpublished information as far as I know. I know a mutual friend of the author's who delivered pizza to an apartment in Phoenix and recognized the recipient as one of the jihadists involved in the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Jihadists in this cell were taking flying lessons in Arizona. They are here! As someone who has worked with Muslim coworkers whom I regard highly, I am glad that the author is balanced in the presentation of the Islamic elements in the book. He shows the gross distortions of the jihadists compared to the goodwill and spiritual achievements of the Sufi movement. He is sensitive to the beauty and wisdom in the Islamic tradition and subtly includes elements of spiritual experience that are the highest common denominators in all the major world religions. Most really good stories are about the conflict between good and evil, and this is one of them. The author develops his characters very well: FBI agents, a brilliant and disciplined drug cartel chief, a mysterious undercover FBI agent, a jihadist sheik, a Sufi disciple, two Afghani brothers, the Taliban -- all coming together in an unexpected and dramatic finale that gives your gut a great feeling of satisfaction. In the book's end, there is a document written by a high school student in Denver that exalts the heart of true American patriotism. This document actually was written by a real American teenager in Denver. Your heart will be uplifted by it, and it will give you hope in the goodness that is in the core of America. This is the first novel by James, and I definitely want to read more books by this brand new author. Very good book for book club discussions for those who like suspense mystery thrillers seasoned with spirituality.
Gets your attention with the first chapter. It gets a little detailed at times but still a good story. It is very timely - would make a great movie.